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I am currently in a fixed term tenancy agreement for 12 months, this ends on May 23rd. I will be moving out on this date but my flatmate will be staying. I have spoken to my letting agent to confirm that I don’t want my tenancy to continue past this date, and will not be signing a new contract. My flat mates boyfriend will be moving in when I move out. However, my letting agents have advised that if my flat mates boyfriend does not want to move in on May 23rd, I will still be liable to pay the rent until he does move in. Is this correct? The contract I’ve signed ends on May 23rd 2017 so surely I can’t be held accountable for anything past this date? Thank you in advance

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Tenant

No, you can’t be held liable. 

You’re not liable to find another tenant to take your place. Your tenancy simply ends and you move out. What happens next is not your concern. Provided you use proper “notice to vacate” and give 30 days notification that you’re moving out, nothing in the world can keep you in the property or ask you for rent when you move out. 

Read the articles below for more information:

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/end-of-tenancy-notice-to-vacate/

http://www.thetenantsvoice.co.uk/advice_from_us/tenancy-agreements-assured-shorthold-tenancy-ast/

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Landlord

 No no …

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